NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University men’s basketball team travels to Texas Christian University for a game on Monday night at 7 o’clock.
The Tigers (2-11) will face the Horned Frogs (12-0) for the first time in school history. This will be the fifth opponent this season that TSU is playing for the first time ever. Big Blue is 1-3 in the previous four “first contact” games.
Saturday saw a hard fought game end in a loss for TSU as Tennessee won 67-46. The Tigers had a 38-37 lead with just under 14:30 to go in the game. The Volunteers, however, put together a 30-8 run the rest of the way to get the win.
After winning nine games last year, head coach Trent Johnson has TCU undefeated through their first dozen match-ups. The Horned Frogs have been balanced, offensively, and are led by Kyan Anderson and his 13 points per game.
TCU’s success has been due in large part to the team defense. Opponents are shooting a .341 clip against the Horned Frogs. TCU is also out-rebounding its opponents by an average of 10 per game. They have 81 total blocks this season.
The Horned Frogs are fresh off a 41-point drubbing of Grambling State. All but two players who touched the court for TCU scored with Anderson leading the way at 17 points.
TCU has beaten the likes of Washington State, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss. Their smallest margin of victory was eight when they defeated Bradley 57-49.
Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. in Fort Worth. This will be the second-to-last tune-up game before OVC play begins.